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good morning, everyone. it is tuesday, june 5th, 2012. it is now 4:25 in the morning. we are taking a look at the woodrow wilson bridge right now. temperatures not too bad right now. a nice little cool start to your morning. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. let's get a quick look at weather with tucker. >> hey, sarah. hope you're feeling better. a couple of light showers, not
here in the district but a few off to the south and east into calvert county, parts of autopsy arundel county. light showers continue to kind of fade off to the south. mostly quiet with a mixds ofd s more showers in the afternoon forecast as well. 59degrees. check out your winds now of the north and east at 12. forecast for today, more of the same. highs in the low 70s with some sunshine and clouds. back to you. >> checking our top stories now, jury selection will get under way in the jerry sandusky child sex abuse trial. the judge shot down a last ditch effort to delay the trial. sandusky is charged with abusing 10 boys over a 15-year period. he denies the allegations. d.c. is in a battle over
the federal immigration program called secure communities. phil mendelsohn is introducing emergency legislation today. d.c. leaders maintain the deportation program encouraging racial profiling and increases the chances that immigrants will not report crimes or come forward with immigration on a police investigation. the future of phase two of metro's silver line is still up in the air. hundreds attended a public meeting in leesburg last night voicing their opinion abouts running metro recall to loudoun county. officials there are debating whether to commit hundreds of millions of dollars to pay for the service which would go to dulles airport and two stations beyond that. they have until july 4th to make a decision about funding for construction. the polls are opening in wisconsin's long awaited recall election of the governor later on this morning. after more than a year in the national spotlight, the issue pits union collective bargaining against the state's budget gap. voters are also hitting the polls for primaries in a
handful of states with the biggest prizes in california and new jersey. fireworks and songs filled the air as britain continues to celebrate queen elizabeth's diamond jubilee. and her husband is now in the hospital. >> reporter: the show must go. on the british royal family continuing to celebrate queen elizabeth's diamond jubilee even as the queen's husband is in the hospital. queen, prince harry and the duke and duchess of cambridge all looking on as buckingham palace plays host for a star- studded event. a concert fee you aring robby williams, paul mccartney, elton john and more. over 10,000 ticket holders and 2,000 vips packing into the venue with thousands more showing up to try to catch a
glimpse of the stage. >> i think it is a remarkable thing after 60 years to be still going strong. >> reporter: prince philip mitting the concert after falling ill following the flotilla on the thames. he is being treated for a bladder observation and will remain under observation for the next few days. revelers saying it is unfortunate that the queen's house will miss out. >> he has put in a lot of work with the queen to appear all over the world and we love him too so very much. >> reporter: the night concluding way a massive display of fireworks as 4,000 beacons are lit all across britain and the commonwealth in honor of the queen's 60 years on the throne. tuesday is last day of the jubilee. prince philip's illness will cause him to miss out a
carriage procession. fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts now. good morning. it is 4:30 on this tuesday, june 5th. taking a live look at the washington monument. it feels kind of nice out there considering the fact that it is june and we could be a lot hotter out there right now. good morning. i'm sarah simmons. welcome to fox 5 morning news. let's say hello to tucker barnes right now. how do you feel about sitting next on a man right now. >> sitting next to a man? >> my voice, i know it's bad. >> well, you don't look like a man. we'll have highs in the low 70s with a mix of cloud and sunshine and a few showers from time to time. we are getting a few showers across southern maryland. you can see those have skipped down the bay here over the last couple of hours and still a
couple of showers into calvert county pushing down towards st. mary's city and across the bay, salisbury and cambridge might be dealing with a light hour. otherwise, we'll wake up with cloud cover. we'll see the sun break out. right now, we are nice and cool. 59 in washington. 58 in baltimore. 62 in fredericksburg. 60 in ocean city. temperatures later today with some sunshine, just a little cooler. average highs would be in the low 70s and we'll be enjoying highs in the 70s. enjoy it while you've got it because before a warm-up coming up in the five-day forecast. >> let's say good morning to julie. >> overnight construction has finally been picked up for you are traveling the beltway between annandale and merrifield. that is good news. we are finding lingering delays approaching lee street where we had that overnight construction. lanes are now open on the
beltway as you travel between an and del and merrifield. but that construction project on the inner loop of the beltway as you travel across the wilson bridge. again, that long-term project has you narrowed down to one lane at telegraph road. that will be with us throughout july. you are denied access from the through lanes. better bet is to stick with the local lanes as you travel across the wilson bridge m mary virginia. we are hearing about a fatal crash in montgomery county right now near the frederick county line. police responded to a car on fire early this morning on mount ephraim road in dickerson. no word yet on the passengers' conditions. the young in the jerry sandusky trial shot down a last
chance to delay the trial. the judge banned tweets and other electronic communications from inside the courtroom during that trial. a maryland man is facing life in prison after posing as a pepco employee and killing a man in bowie. yesterday, 46-year-old john hastin was found guilty of first degree murder in the death of businessman david williams. last july, he and another man knocked on williams' door pretending to work for pepco. the suspects tied him up, robbed him and shot and killed him. hastin's codefendant has already pleaded guilty for his role in the shooting. d.c. leaders are in another battle with the federal government over a program called secure communities. melanie alnwick is live at the wilson building with how the d.c. council is pushing back. >> reporter: good morning. yes, the district is basically telling the federal government leave it alone when it comes to
immigration enforcement and yes, you are right, district officials hope to make what has been a city policy into law. and it is another battle between the district and the federal government over this program called secure communities. d.c. officials want to pass a law that would tell local police to ignore requests from federal immigration officials to check and forward the immigration status of people arrested in the city for the immigration status has nothing to do with the crime they were arrested for. ice shorts have been implementing these requirements nationwide across the country in phases. it is scheduled to take effect in d.c. today which is the reason that councilman phil mendelsohn is hoping to pass emergency legislation. d.c. leaders say security communities rules harm local law enforcement effort especially among immigration communities. >> we didn't call place. i was personally afraid of what would happen to my parents and
to myself. >> the immigrant population must feel comfortable in coming forward with information, not be afraid to contact police especially when they were the victims of crimes. >> the district of columbia is not the only place that is resisting the secure communities requirements. there are several cities across the country that are trying to hold off on these requirements and also many communities across the country that are holding protests. for their part, however, ice officials say the program has been very successful in removing more than 135,000 violent aliens from the country and they are saying that nearly 50,000 of those had been arrested for what they call violent crimes. back to you. >> thank you. we are also monitoring metro as debates continue over
phase two of the silver line. hundreds attended a public meeting about this. >> reporter: there are people divided. these few lupeing the street in front of the county government cent are, voices in favor of and against metro rhode island to loudoun county. >> the studies have showed it will not improve transportation. >> some here railing against the silver line, others singing its praises. >> the silver line extension would be an economic engine that would stimulate smart growth and be a positive asset to the county. >> reporter: more than 1 other people signed up to address the loudoun county board of supervisors. it has until july 4th to decide whether to found the county's share of metro's silver line construction phase two to dulles airport and two stations beyond. >> it is a neat thing to have. everybody loves the choo choo. everybody wants a shiny train to get them to tysons corner.
that would be a cool thing. unfortunately, we can't afford. >> reporter: phase two is an investment board chairman scott york says is vital to loudoun county's future. >> it is crucial. we can shut the door and be a bedroom community to others or we can invest in the system which will bring us a terrific amount of economic development. >> reporter: about $270 million would pay for its share of the silver line. >> the gas tax is plenty paying for county services. so would these services be taken away or would real property tax be increased to make up for the gas tax paying for the metro funding? >> reporter: a dispute over unionized labor has threatened to stall the start of phase two construction but officials say they expect that to be resolved soon. >> that was bob barnard reporting. the loudoun county board of
supervisors are expected to make a decision on funding next month n our 7:00 hour, we will talk to scott york, chairman of the board for some insight into the project's future. hip hip. >> hooray! >> celebrations in london celebrating queen elizabeth's 60th anniversary on the throne. there will an carriage procession by the queen today. and it ends with a royal air force fly-by over buckingham palace. but unfortunately, her husband, prince philip, was not there. he was hospitalized with a bladder infection and the queen missed parts of last night's
concert to be with him. he turns 91 on saturday. a recall election today that could have a big impact on the presidential race. that is next as we check more headlines. ate man wanted for a horrific crime in canada is in custody. we'll have details of his capture coming up on the other side of the break. stay with us. ♪ ♪ we were skipping stones ♪ and letting go ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways.
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all eyes are on the wisconsin recall vote today. republican governor scott walker hold a slight lead over milwaukee mayor tom barrett. the of the to recall walker follows his effort to strip workers of their collective bargaining. a week-long international manhunt for a canadian born store accused of murder comes
to an end. 29-year-old luka rocca magnotta was arrested in germany. he allegedly killed his ex- boyfriend and mailed the body parts to the country's top political authorities. he pled for europe after the killing. no word yet on when or if he will be extradited to canada. facebook creator mark zuckerberg is facing a lawsuit from investors accusing him of insider trading. according to tmz, the suit claims he knew facebook shares were over value and sold off a big chunk of his stock when prices dropped after the debut. suit also says the underwriters all warned zucchini areberg that the ipo was price toad high but that information was only disclosed to the largest investors. shares have fallen nearly 30% since the may 1th debut. something we will never see -- may 18th debut. something we will never see in our lifetime again. venus and the sun about to put on quite a show. we'll have a check of your
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weather to see something in the sky. there will be something special happening in the skies tonight, something that will not happen again in our lifetime. this evening is the transit of venus when the planet passes between the earth and the sun t will appear like you see here. it is so cool, a little black do the going across the surface of the sun. this is from when it happened back in 2004. it will not happen again for another 105 years so get out there and see it if you can. tonight's transit takes place from about 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. you cannot look directly at the sun. our sky guy will be here with a few tips on watching this event. it will be nice out. >> it gives you a sense of how big the sun is. parts of the area should be just fine and we will have some clouds around. we'll have to wait and see.
>> okay. we can do that. we'll get? great photos of t. >> we'll find a way to get pictures of it. >> definitely stay tuned to greg at 6:45 for ask the weather guys. >> it will be nice to see him. >> it is amazing how cool it is for june. the temperatures are back into the 50s. a few light showers out there this morning. enough to wet the roadways generally east of the city coming in on 50. i came in on 50. the roads were wet. some showers now down into portions of calvert county, southern anne arundel county pushing down here across the potomac, fredericksburg, colonial beach. for the rest of us, could be a light sprinkle. not going to be a washout by any means. in fact, later this afternoon, just a few more showers in the forecast as we continue to be under this big sprawling area of low pressure. it is now off the coast here. here it is out here. you can kind of see the moisture wrapping around that area of low pressure. today, our winds will be out of
the north and east. that will lock in the cool for the day. our high temperatures will only be in the low 70s. about 10 degrees below normal for a change. we'll take it while we can. maybe a shower or two with a mix of clouds and some sunshine. that is the actual cold front to our south. our temperatures will gradually warm up. if you want 80s and you like 90s like julie wright, just hang in there. temperatures should be right back into the mid-80s. 59 in washington. 61 in manassas. 55 in leonardtown. nice, refreshing cool start. keep the windows open today. nice-looking afternoon. mix of sun and clouds. could be a few more showers this afternoon. there are your winds out of the north and east at about five to 10 miles per hour. partly cloudy and comfortable overnight. 55 the overnight low. we'll take it while we've got t here is your warm-up. as we get into the end of the week, wednesday and thursday, a few more showers. by bifriday, 80. by sunday and monday, we'll be
flirting again with 90. that is a look at weather. let's do some traffic and there she is, like magic, julie wright. >> it just appears. on the roads, you will find the lanes are open. no problems reported right now traveling 395 across the 14th street bridge. nice and easy commute continues across the bridge over to the southeast-southwest freeway. you will find that lanes are open if you are traveling inbound south capital street towards the suitland parkway, the douglass bridge, all with ease as you work your way in through southeast. no problems reported here or if you are reporting inbound new york avenue leaving northeast to northwest. you will find yourself at speed out of bethesda. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. the postal inspector service is investigating an unusual robbery at union station. take a look at this picture. this come from a surveillance camera there. it is believed these four young men robbed the post office there at about 2:30 monday
afternoon. the up inspector says the they all went up to the counter when the clerk turned away, one of them reached across the counter and took some money. imagine having to work until you are 75 or 80 years old. oh, gosh. details who have says we may need to raise the retirement age and why. stay with us. time now is 4:50. graduation, huh ?
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interview over the weekend that raising the retirement age up to as high as 80 years old is the key to solving the european debt crisis and the crisis here in the united states and other financial problems throughout the world. >> we haven't accepted one thing that has happened to society in the last 20 or 30 years. we are living longer. >> reporter: he talked about this issue with neil cavuto on the fox business network several months ago. he is now repeating his call for hiking up the retirement age in all parts of the world saying it would make everything from pensions to medical services cheaper. right now, in greece, according to published reports, the average life expectancy is 81 years old but the effective retirement age is under 60 years old. the new socialist party president in france has pledged to cut the retirement age, lowering it from age 62 to age 06 while jacking up corporate and bank taxes and introducing
a new levy on earnings higher than a million euros. >> medicine is better. health is better. longevity is there. the retirement system at 65 is not affordable. we have to have a retirement age at least 07, if not 75 to make that affordable. >> reporter: but there could be a catch. while raising retirement age might ease some problems now, particularly when it comes to pensions and social security, it might worsen a really big problem worldwide, youth unemployment and those youth here in the united states to fund social security. in new york, i'm liz mcdonald, fox business. the washington nationals continue to build for their future. coming up next, the latest young arm added to the organization. we can tell you who the nats drafted last night next in sports. [ female announcer ] with xfinity,
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